Special Event

Eisenhower Award Dinner

October 17, 2018 | New York, NY
Join BENS as we honor two extraordinary leaders who epitomize the values and ethos of the citizen soldier.


BENS Policy/Projects

Our Work

BENS builds teams of members with the skills and expertise needed to meet our government partners' objectives and deliver results.

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Featured News

Going BRAC-less

BENS CEO Norty Schwartz and BENS Director Kenneth Fisher on steps for addressing the US military’s excess property.

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Dallas, TX
Luncheon with Jason Blazakis, PhD, Director of the Counterterrorism Terrorism Finance and Designations Office at the U.S. Department of State's Counterterrorism Bureau.


Atlanta, GA
Lunch with Robert 'Rob' Murphy, US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Field Division.


New York, NY
Discussion and analysis of the FY19 Defense Department budget request, with Susanna V. Blume, Defense Strategies and Assessments, Center for a New American Security.

How We Work

We work to deliver results through varied methods, including round table discussions, red teaming, and focused working groups.

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Defense Reform

Applying best business practices to address Defense Department reform challenges has never been more relevant.

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Increased digitalization of business, government, and public safety has brought significant vulnerabilities alongside opportunity.

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Our work with national security agencies and military service partners responds to near-term requests for help or builds upon our previous expertise.

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US Facing Innovator's Dilemma

Retired General Norty Schwartz on how the U.S. can overcome the innovator’s dilemma in its relationship with China.

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Reforming CFIUS

Retired General Norty Schwartz and Ivan Schlager offer steps for modernizing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

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Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move

Lasers, drones, and artificial intelligence. The future is bright for brilliant minds working together to engineer the next game-changing wave of military technology.

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Public Safety Entrepreneurship

U.S. security agencies will be better positioned by embracing a process of continual improvement and encouraging a more entrepreneurial approach to public safety.

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